Kyrie Irving's flat Earth theory influencing youngsters: Report

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Kyrie Irving's flat Earth theory influencing youngsters: Report
By Josh Weinstein, Postmedia Network
First posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 06:38 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017 07:06 PM EDT
It appears Kyrie Irving's flat Earth theory is rounding into form inside some classrooms stateside.
Remember a few months ago when the 25-year-old star NBA point guard declared the Earth to be flat while on the basketball podcast Road Trippin'?
Well, Irving's geographical conspiracy theory has apparently influenced at least a few young students in the United States.
Avi Wolfman-Arent of NPR wrote a story about middle-school science teachers having to contend with students absorbing fake news as fact. One example teacher Nick Gurol shared was his students' belief in Irving's theory, despite Gurol's repeated attempts at proving the Cleveland Cavalier wrong.
"How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?" Gurol asked rhetorically in the NPR piece.
Gurol added that his students feel he, a trained educator, is part of a "round-Earther" conspiracy aimed at discrediting the believes of outliers like Irving.
“The Earth is flat,” Irving said on Road Trippin' in February.
“For what I’ve known for many years and what I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round," he added, "but if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move and the fact that — can you really think of us rotating around the sun, and all planets align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these ‘planets’ and stuff like this?”
Irving, who has averaged 21.6 points per game through six seasons and whose Nike shoe is a best seller, is one of the most popular athletes in the world.
It was reported last week that Irving wants out of Cleveland.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News : NPR Ed : NPR
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How does this guy explain how you can see Polaris from England but not from Australia?
 

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It's sad when people believe celebrities as geniuses. Most of these people are morons. They can do one thing good, act, play basketball. They should keep out of stuff that requires brain cells.
 
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If you want to see great Flat Earth debunking go and watch SciManDan and Conspiracy Catz on YouTube.